People get pretty uptight when it comes to moving property. And it’s not hard to see why — according to the experts, it can be one of life’s most stressful moments, more stressful than even divorce. Indeed, when you ask people about their house moving experience, you can usually see them experience some sort of flashback. They get that thousand yard stare, and give off a vibe that suggests, “don’t ask any more questions about that.” But here’s the thing to remember: you don’t need to have an experience like theirs. If you go into it blind, then you might, but it’s not written in the stars. Below, we take a look at a few tips that may, dare we say, make the process even…enjoyable?
Be Fully Committed
You’re going to find the task of moving home a laborious experience if you’re not fully committed to the move. To enjoy anything, you have to be “all in”; there should be no doubts about what you’re doing. If you’re continually questioning whether the move is a good idea, then packing those boxes is going to feel like a real effort. It’ll be better to take a seat and consider whether this is really what you want to do.
Discover the Neighbourhood
You’re saying goodbye to one corner of the world, and that’s tough, but you’ll be saying hello to a whole new area. The problem with moving is that you don’t know all the joys of living in your new neighbourhood yet. So why not give yourself a kickstart on this front before you move by spending time in your new area? You’ll feel more comfortable about starting your new life, and have less fears, if you already have a favourite street, shop, restaurant, and so on.
Reduce the Stress
We said above that moving home can be stressful, and it’s true. But it’s important to look at why it’s stressful. If we do that, we can keep those feelings to a minimum. One of the biggest stress-inducers is having to move an entire home’s worth of goods from one property to another. You have no experience in this area, so of course it’s going to be difficult! As such, it’s best to work with professionals. Expert removalists will take care of the task, and allow you to focus on the other, more manageable jobs that moving home entails. Also, think about time — people stress because they’re in a rush. Give yourself plenty of time to make the move!
Throw a Party
We’ve focused so far on the actual process of moving, but what about the extras that’ll make it fun? They’ll reduce some of the feelings of stress, without doubt. When you’re leaving your home, look at hosting a farewell party. You can invite your friends and family, and raise a glass to all the good times. You can even host another get-together in your new property. Bring the good vibes, and you’ll be pushing those bad feelings to one side. Easy!